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  1. Kickoff theory: The Monkey Island series is and always was set 1000 years in the future. There was an apocalyptic weather event right on what is now called Monkey Island that brought civilisation as we know it to an end. But what we know as Monkey Island today was actually a much larger island that broke in three: Monkey Island, Brr Muda and Melee Island. The original Pangaekey Island held weather in balance, but now that it's broken, Brr Muda has become this icy thingamagig. Way back when Melee Island was of course called "Meltee Island" for obvious reasons. Return to Monkey Island is about joining these islands again and fixing the climate catastrophe.
    5 points
  2. Is that Bob hanging from the spar??
    4 points
  3. The re-use of character models in Tales of Monkey Island was not a system constraint but a deliberate homage to the replicated animatronics in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean rides: https://earzup-podcast.com/2021/03/the-many-faces-of-disneylands-pirates-of-the-caribbean-part-1/ This opinion is unpopular because it is objectively wrong. But maybe you can start circulating it anyway.
    4 points
  4. My dumb theory about the Secret: Guybrush finds a chest hidden inside the catacombs under the monkey head. He opens it, and as it glows in front of his eyes, he exlaims "wow! so THAT'S the secret!" We never see what he saw, but our inventory now has a little question mark in it that says "The Secret of Monkey Island TM" and every time we look at it Guybrush has a different variation of "this was well worth all those years lookng for it" and such.
    4 points
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  6. Jess Harnell is LeChuck!! I’m so excited for the Voice actors joining this game!
    3 points
  7. I for one am very disappointed, we were promised the voice of a character we were excited to hear speak and she didn’t say anything!
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  8. FIVE MINUTES LATE AND STILL THE FIRST
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  9. I think Return to Monkey Island will have Guybrush searching for the secretory of monkey island, accessible by 3 stone disks hidden throughout the Caribbean. He will partner with Elaine, who now has a voodoo necklace associated with a voodoo god and together they island hop to retrieve them before LeChuck and his ghost army. Long story short, the secret of Monkey Island turns out to be orichalcum.
    3 points
  10. I don't have much of an opinion on the voice as I feel like it's too early to say, and not even a 'real' kind of line read, buuuuut I am soooo glad they went another direction and didn't just try for a Boen impression.
    2 points
  11. No strong opinions on Jess Harnell. He has a solid career and this one line is a good performance. Leans a bit more into the cartoony side, although that could just be from the words spoken in this line. I like it fine. Also I am loving the lip flap animations in this game. They really remind me of the exaggerated head-bobbing of old, but you know its also new and HD and different and a new spin at the same time. I'm sure this has been discussed in this thread before, but LeChuck's lip wagging animation reminded me. Still looks good. gross tongue, man
    2 points
  12. I know it sounds improbable but there have actually been two guys called Guybrush Threepwood with incredibly similar lives, and we’ve played them both across the different games (I’m not saying which was in which game, but if you knew it would surprise you). In Return their paths will finally cross.
    2 points
  13. Give me the damn game already! Sorry. Just want to play it so badly...
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  14. It's Guybrush! He's eavesdropping, that rascal.
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  15. It's like the POV of an employee in a meeting with their toxic boss.
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  16. Woah, LeChuck sounds different, but I already like him. It's like the art style, it's eerie at first, but I grow to like it quickly. I'm glad they were looking for a new voice, instead of an Earl Boen imitator. Also, I love the super exaggerated mouth sprites, my god.
    2 points
  17. it turns out ninjas were better than pirates all along, and both guybrush and lechuck are defeated by ninjas.
    2 points
  18. I look forward to playing as Elaine for a brief moment on the Swords path, getting Guybrush ready to dive.
    2 points
  19. 2 hours! (plus 1-2 minutes )
    2 points
  20. The world itself is on the verge of destruction because the number of pirates has been gradually decreasing, resulting in global climate change. Surprise: Monkey Island has always taken place in modern times, in a reality where the world's governments have coordinated (as the Mêlée Island Chamber of Commerce) to avoid environmental disaster by re-introducing pirates to various areas of the world. The problem now, is that no new pirates have been created for decades because the Three Trials on Mêlée Island were disrupted. 1) The Swordmaster disappeared for several years, and upon returning she refused to fight new recruits. The situation is even more dire with her election as governor, as the Mêlée Island charter expressly forbids the governor from interacting with the swordplay or treasure huntery trials, and a bureaucratic oversight made the position of Swordmaster a lifelong term. 2) The Idol of Many Hands disappeared at about the same time as the Swordmaster. Rumors are unclear as to whether it was last seen with the Formerly Very Important Looking Pirates, or with Guybrush when he first left Mêlée. The Three Trials bylaws have no stipulation for the Idol of Many Hands being lost or removed from the island, so the true idol must be located and stolen, so that someone can break into the governor's mansion and return it to its proper pedestal for future generations of pirates to steal. 3) Swag experts have finally agreed: the Legendary Lost Treasure of Mêlée Island has been reduced to nothing. It's probably been that way for years. To provide for the future, a new hoard of treasure needs to be buried. All of the old maps were also made obsolete by the most recent update, so a new burial location must be found with new maps drafted and distributed. 4) Four? Yes, each new pirate must drink grog with the current Pirate Leaders. A grog source must be found, and the sitting Pirate Leaders must be made amenable to their key role in the three trials. When this is over, the world can be saved and Guybrush can finally be certified as a pirate. EDIT: This is all completely unrelated to the Secret of Monkey Island. The Secret of Monkey Island is that the Giant Monkey Head has holes in its ears and nose that have secret buttons to open the mouth.
    2 points
  21. I finally finished playing through Insecticide on DS and now I'm ready. That's what we all were doing, right?
    2 points
  22. The main villain in Return to Monkey Island will NOT be LeChuck. The villain will be unveiled in the third third of the game. It's ...
    1 point
  23. So now Wakko and Yakko are both in the game Edit: Apparently all three Warner siblings were in Escape?? I was not aware of this...
    1 point
  24. Ah, you’re a believer in Third Guybrush (“Time Pyramid Guybrush”) theory.
    1 point
  25. Huz thank you for picking a classic forum smiley to go with your results.
    1 point
  26. Ah no that was the same Guybrush just having a dream. You can tell by the presence of Blue Coat LeChuck, who is very important to the Second Guybrush theory.
    1 point
  27. Their paths crossed already in the nightmare sequence in LeChuck's Revenge.
    1 point
  28. I beat #Mojole #139 and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. 5/6 https://funzone.mixnmojo.com/Mojole/
    1 point
  29. That's exactly what I like about it! Makes him more crazy.
    1 point
  30. Maybe they should just say no more. The interesting question is: Whose POV is it? Can't really be Guybrush. So who is the narrator figure here? Maybe even LeChuck?
    1 point
  31. Going to be honest not a fan of the voice. I'm glad they went for something different than Earl Boen but I hoped they find someone with a more sinister voice. This voice feels more comical than threatening. But I have a feeling it will grow on me just like the art style did. Update: the more i relisten to it the more i'm already starting to adjust to it. P.s props to people who guessed Lechuck, I was way off with my guess.
    1 point
  32. I, too, like it already. Fits very good to his new look. Not so sure what to think of those "Blablas"... Is it supposed to be funny? Doesn't "sound" like LeChuck to me...
    1 point
  33. Every time I see a new Rex character, I think "This can not possibly be a minor character. They probably have a HUEG role to play." Also, can we start with the upside down ghost memes already? Thanks. The absence of the violinist is getting annoying!
    1 point
  34. I know this thread is for wild and wonderful-ish answers only... but seriously I think we're going to get into some deep meta territory. But then again Ron said he wanted to tell a pirate tale... Can you do both?
    1 point
  35. Now 1.5 hours... (plus 1-2 minutes )
    1 point
  36. Violin ghost confirmed to be named Razor. Brrrmuda judge confirmed to be named Syd.
    1 point
  37. I think the #MonkeyIslandMonday clips make it obvious that Return to Monkey Island is about
    1 point
  38. Chuckie is Guybrush's brother, or half-brother. He's been dead since Guybrush was a child. Monkey Island is his way of dealing with his complicated memories of his brother, who used to bully him but also used to play pirates with him. LeChuck in all his forms is basically a monster of Guybrush dealing with his own complicated grief. At the end of Monkey Island 2 he falls down a hole, and has a strange dream while exploring around a fairground that he somehow brings Chuckie back to life. When he grew up, he stopped thinking about Monkey Island but he never really resolved anything about his brother. He revisits the fairground, and it starts to bring back memories of Monkey Island. The Secret of Monkey Island is that it's a mental contstruct that Guybrush used to used to help frame his complicated relationship with his brother.
    1 point
  39. I beat #Mojole #139 and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. 3/6 https://funzone.mixnmojo.com/Mojole/
    1 point
  40. I beat #Mojole #139 and all I got was this stupid t-shirt. 2/6 https://funzone.mixnmojo.com/Mojole/
    1 point
  41. You mean like a “wrong(ish) answers only,” “I wonder what happens in” thread?
    1 point
  42. I would love it if we had a separate “Speculations” thread…
    1 point
  43. This time, Ron (not Dave) is going to show off a short scene with Elaine in an environment with an unsurpassed plethora of extremely cute critters in it. The scene will be on Monkey Island™, but they're not telling us of course. There will be a bit of new music in it, but Elaine will mostly talk over it, so the new motif can't grab hold of your brain. Guybrush and Elaine are caught in some kind of battle of wits, we don't quite know the exact context, but it seems like Elaine is winning again. They're not showing the UI, but they're using scenes from the Mac version again so there will be an extra black mouse pointer present. There, you can de-hype for now.
    1 point
  44. For more detailed investigation, logo and all removed...
    1 point
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